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Tigers removed from temple

KANCHANABURI, Thailand — Wildlife authorities in Thailand on Monday raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking.

Pope: Migrants ‘not dangerous, but in danger’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis held an emotional meeting with hundreds of children on Saturday, including a Nigerian boy whose parents drowned in a shipwreck, and told them migrants "are not dangerous, but in danger."

Muslims attack Christian woman, houses after rumor

CAIRO — Hundreds of Muslims have set fire to homes of Christians in southern Egypt and stripped a 70-year-old woman naked after rumors her Christian son had an affair with a Muslim woman, the local church and witnesses said.

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new “emir.”

Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp

IDOMENI, Greece — Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia.

EgyptAir plane showed no technical issues before takeof

CAIRO/PARIS — The EgyptAir jet that crashed last week showed no technical problems before taking off from Paris according to an Aircraft Technical Log signed by its pilot before takeoff, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram said on Tuesday.

Wildfire evacuation orders lifted at all work camps

CALGARY — Authorities in Canada lifted evacuation orders on Monday for all work camps and some additional oil facilities that had been shuttered when a massive wildfire threatened the nation’s energy hub, a significant step for companies eager to restart production.

Greece to begin evacuating migrants at border

ATHENS — Greece will begin in the coming days to evacuate a makeshift camp on its northern border with Macedonia where thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in dire conditions for months, the government said on Monday.

Bombs kill over 140 on Syrian coast

BEIRUT — Bomb blasts killed scores of people in Jableh and Tartous on Syria’s Mediterranean coast on Monday and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, monitors and state media said.

Islamic State threatens to attack India

NEW DELHI — In a rare appeal to India’s Muslim minority, Islamic State says it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and elsewhere.

Second ‘Chibok girl’ rescued

ABUJA, Nigeria — A second girl who was among more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in a raid on their school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok more than two years ago has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army said on Thursday.

EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge

CAIRO/ATHENS — An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in what Egypt said could have been a terrorist attack.

Sanaa yearns for end to war

SANAA — Anxiety reigns in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where ordinary people await the outcome of almost a month of peace talks they hope can end a devastating war.

Canadian wildfire shifts north

CALGARY, Alberta — A massive wildfire around the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alberta, moved toward energy production facilities on Tuesday, extending a shutdown that has led to lost Canadian output of one million barrels a day.

Genes tell how the giraffe got its long neck

LONDON — Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

Kenya rips down shoddy buildings after deadly collapse

NAIROBI — Kenya's authorities tore down a badly built residential block in a poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.

Unions: Colombia not enforcing U.S. trade standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. and Colombian labor unions said the Colombian government failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, raising questions about similar provisions in a massive pan-Pacific deal.

Ontario to spend billions cutting carbon footprint

ONTARIO — The government of the Canadian province of Ontario plans to spend more than $5.41 billion over four years from 2017 in a bid to cut the province’s carbon footprint, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.